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I have a pain in the right side of my stomach. I have been

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I have a pain in the right side of my stomach. I have been getting shooting pain on and off for three weeks now. It seemed to last for 20 minutes, the pain was that sharp that I did have a cry. I had to go home from work. The pain has now gone but I did book a doctors appt. Is it still worth getting it checked out?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Yes, it is still worth getting checked outAt your age, a variety of things are possible including gall bladder or appendix.They can come and go over time too.I would go in.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The thing is I have been told by my father that it could be trapped wind, I am worried about going to the doctors incase it is nothing, also the pain has gone now. My doctors appt is at 4.50.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Don't worry about going. There should be no shame in it